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User currently offlineWukka From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1017 posts, RR: 16
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7057 times:

I was reading another topic regarding cabin chimes and it brought up something of interest.

I know that chimes in the cabin are often used as a form of communication between the flight-deck and cabin crew. It seems as though they're different between different airlines; a sort of proprietary Morse Code, if you will.

Can any of the flight crew out there tell us on a per-airline basis what a "ding-ding" means vs. a "ding-ding-ding"?

What does your airline use as a "through 10k", or a "prepare cabin for landing", or "emergency situation"?

Again, I know that some of this is proprietary, but I recall reading an article having something to do with DL's series of "dings" in the event of an airliner in distress. I wish that I could find it again.

Any insight would be great!  Smile


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User currently offlineFjnovak1 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 607 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7050 times:

On Delta the "double chime" indicates the 10k mark....and its audible and visible--- the No Smoking lights (or seat belt lights on the 738) flash twice as it dings.


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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7046 times:

On Northwest.

A "ding dong" (and were not talking about the flight deck ..G) is one Flight Attendant (or pilot) calling another one. Three or more chimes mean Holy crap there is somthing wrong.

When the A/c is number 2 for take off the flight deck will say "Flight Attendants prepare for departure".

On all NW a/c we have lights at each of the Flight Attendant stations...when we hit 10,000 feet the green light comes on..when we go below 10,000 the light goes off.

On landing..about 5 minutes or so the Flight Deck will do a "ding dong" to let the crew know were almost there..thats when we do a final cabin check.



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User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7032 times:

when the exit lights go on or off there is a ding so at 10,000 feet on JetBlue the Captain turns the exit lights on and off two times to indicate we're passing through 10000ft.

any high-low chime is a call from either the cockpit or from within the cabin. we use the AIP and ACP to determine where the call is coming from [or we just pick up the phone lol]

a single chime is either a pax call button or a lav call button and again we use the AIP or ACP to determine who is calling us.

[AIP is like a small caller ID like display at each phone that says stuff like PAX 19 R or Lav A. There are 2 ACPs at each galley which 4 buttons that light up a certain color. The color that illuminates designates who is calling. Since each galley has two, you can determine from which side of the aircraft the person is trying to get attention from. So a person in Seat 19 on aircraft right presses their call button. On our AIP it illuminates up as PAX 19 R, on the ACP, which is in the celing and easy to see, it illuminates blue on the right side of the aircraft.]


User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7003 times:

Quoting NWAFA (Reply 2):
Three or more chimes mean Holy crap there is somthing wrong.

LOL! us too .. well that and anything flashing is a BAAAAAD sign.

[Edited 2005-04-03 07:46:58]

User currently offlineWukka From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1017 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6985 times:

Thanks, all. This could become quite a neat thread for all of us recreational pilots and/or fliers that pay too much attention to commercial cabin operations.  Wink


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6928 times:
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I was expecting the usual "oh no we can't tell you what that means or the terrorists will know what's going on". Glad to see none of that....yet.


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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6907 times:

People, this is sensitive information. If you want to know, go become a flight attendant.

Haha, just kidding. I was expecting something like that as well, Andz. Luckly, one fourm member *cough* SammieHostie *cough* doesn't seem to post much anymore.

It is important to realize there are lights on emergency exit signs. They are clearly visible.

PEOPLExpress
Cockpit to Cabin OR Cabin to Cabin Two chimes, pink light
Lavatory Call Light One chime, amber light
Passenger Call Light One chime, blue light

AAndrew


User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6871 times:

Sooo mature arent you Aa757first... we British hosties keep things to ourselves, thats all..

User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6854 times:

I didn't mean to be rude, Sammyhostie. I just have memories of you virtually biting of my head when I asked about arming and disarming Airbus doors.

Sorry to go off-topic.

AAndrew


User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6839 times:

Quoting Wukka (Reply 5):
This could become quite a neat thread for all of us recreational pilots and/or fliers that pay too much attention to commercial cabin operations.

I think this is a great thread - thanks Wukka for starting it.

At TP one of the pilots will do a ding-ding by turning the no-smoking sign off and on again rapidly to indicate that takeoff is immininent.

I don't want to deviate from this thread, but there was an excellent thread quite some time ago about airport chimes, but I've searched and searched and could never find it again. Some classics are ORY, CDG (T2), and especially (in my opinion) NBO-Kenyatta (my favorite!!)

LPLAspotter



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